Take a Walk Down Candy Cane Lane

During the month of October, Stampin’ Up! is offering a great deal on Designer Series Paper (“DSP”)…Buy three packs and get the fourth pack for FREE. Now is the time to stock up on these gorgeous papers and take full advantage of this awesome sale!!

[Click here for the full list of Designer Series Papers on Sale]

Now on to today’s share! Today’s card features the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch (available separately or as a bundle), Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape and the fun DSP Candy Cane Lane, which happens to be one of the Designer Series Papers on sale. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Real Red cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper (Assorted Mints) – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Real Red cardstock – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • Crumb Cake cardstock – scrap piece approx. 2″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 3/8″ x 2 3/4″ (2 pieces)
  • Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape – 3 1/2″ (2 pieces)

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Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!




Let’s Do Some Embossing! Featuring Merriest Wishes and Merry Tags

Today’s share highlights both thermal (heat) embossing and dry embossing.  The card features the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Merriest Wishes stamp set and the coordinating framelits, Merry Tags which can be purchased separately or as a bundle.  Enjoy!


[Click here to learn how to thermal (heat) emboss]

Card Dimensions:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock –  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (for ornament)
  • Gold Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Gold Bakers Twine – 2 pieces approx 9″ each

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Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!




Double Z Gate Fold Card Using Merry Mice


Today’s share is a fancy fold, not sure the official name but to me it is a Double Z with a Gate closure, so I am calling it a Double Z Gate Fold card.  I love that it is very easy to do and always a hit with everyone.
It features the sets Merry Mice and Wonderful Year and of course no card of mine wouldn’t be complete with out using my trusty Aqua Painters or the Big Shot.
As a side note, I do LOVE my Big Shot and I know it is a HUGE investment.  With the holidays on the horizon, why not add it to your wish list and maybe you will find one under your tree!  For more info on how to do this please check out my blog post from September 26, 2016.
Another way to get the Big Shot is to have a workshop and earn Stampin’ Rewards to help with the cost. It can be in your home with friends, collecting orders from the catalog or why not try a Facebook workshop!  Contact me for more details.
Enjoy today’s share!
 Card Dimensions:
  • Whisper White cardstock – 5 1/4″ x 12″
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 1 3/4″ x 5″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/4″ x 3″
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape – approx. 4″ (2 pieces)
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 Happy Stamping!


Time to Start Those Holiday Wish Lists!


Before you know it Christmas will be here.  If you have a huge wish list, why not give it to someone who loves you so they can get you exactly what you want this holiday season…stamps and accessories from Stampin’ Up!

I do this as a service for my customers all year round, not just Christmas time.  Something to keep in mind for birthdays and anniversaries too!

Just print out a copy of my Wish List (see below for the link) and give it to someone. Orders can be placed through my online store at (joloves2stamp.stampinup.net) or by email (joanne@stamptilyoudrop.com).  The order will be shipped directly to them so all they have to do is wrap it up and give you the best gift ever!  If they prefer, I also have Gift Certificates available in any denomination.

[Click Here to Print a Copy of My Wish List]

If you have any questions, please contact me any time!  I would be glad to help be your personal shopper this holiday season!

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedule or video, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! And in October Stampin’ Up! has some terrific specials planned that you will definitely want to take advantage of!!  As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!  Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!
Happy Stamping!

Happy Stamping!


Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Lovin’ Washi Tape!

It’s Saturday so that means a quick n’ easy card!  Today’s share is a card using Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape and the stamp set Suite Seasons with the colors Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (for washi backgrond)
  • Crumb Cake – 2 1/2″x 3 1/4″ (for greeting)
  • Garden Green – 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler – scrap piece for hearts

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New Holiday Catalog Highlights!

Here are some videos brought to you by Stampin’ Up! showing some of the fabulous new stamps and accessories available now through January 3, 2017!

Products Showcased Today:

Please let me know if you have any questions about any Stampin’ Up! product. And if you would like to see a video showcasing a particular stamp set, how to use a tool or accessory send me an email I would be happy hear your thoughts and ideas! I’ll be sure to mention you if I use your idea!
Have a wonderful Friday!
Happy Stamping!

Only 122 Days Until Christmas!


Before you know it Christmas will be here, time to get started on your Holiday cards!  For today’s share I wanted to show what is available for the Holidays in the Annual Catalog. I know we are all excited about the 2016 Holiday Catalog but once it comes out we tend to forget the great sets that are available all year long.

The set I’m going to use today, Joyful Nativity, which was introduced this year and I am also using the Designer Series Paper -This Christmas.

In the video I shared a tip about getting those backings off of dimensionals, I wanted to give a shout out to Peggy Taylor who shared that great tip with me! Thank you Peggy!!!   If you have a tip to share let me know and I will pass it along.  We can always learn new things from one another.

Thank you for visiting today. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Card Base: Very Vanilla 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla: 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler: 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ x 4 1/2″
  • This Chrismas DSP (music notes) : 3 3/4″ x 5″ and a 2″ circle
  • Organza Ribbon – approx 18″

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Happy Holidays – Part II

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As promised here are a few more shares showcasing new stamps and products from the NEW 2016 Holiday Catalog!  I have had so much fun the past few days creating cards to show off some of my favorite items from the catalog.  If you have placed an order with me during the past year you will receive a copy directly from Stampin’ Up! very shortly. On September 1st the online copy will be available and you can begin placing orders that same day. Enjoy!


I am in love with this washi tape, Warmth & Cheer and the set, Suite Seasons has sayings for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas!


Father Christmas is a set that begged for watercolor, I used the sepia technique on this card   (click here to see a video tutorial on this technique)

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Merry Mice is an adorable set that worked well with the new Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Bakers Twine Trio

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I had fun embossing the Merry Medley background stamp and Santa’s Sleigh.  I always forget how striking embossing can look.

Now that we have had a little sneak peek of Christmas stamps, I will share some Halloween and Thanksgiving ideas this weekend.  I told you this catalog is chock full of great products and ideas, only  a few more weeks until it will be unveiled!  Check back in a few days for more ideas!

Happy Stamping!


Happy Holidays!


Thought for a quick share today I would give you all a little sneak peek at some of the new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalog which will be available on September 1st. Just wait until you see this catalog it is absolutely stunning!  There is something for everyone no matter what your stamping style.  Enjoy!



Using Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating thinlets


Featuring Merriest Wishes stamp set, Merry Tags Framelits and Pine Bough Textured Embossing Folder

[Click here for directions and a video tutorial on how to make the Pine Bough Card shown above]


Featuring the stamp set Cookie Cutter Christmas with matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch and Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

I’ll show more samples tomorrow so be sure to check back! Better yet why don’t you click “follow” at the top of the page that way you won’t miss a single thing!

Happy Stamping!


Mistletoe & Holly – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

100_0912With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I thought playing with my November Paper Pumpkin kit would be a perfect way to spend the afternoon while my pies were baking.  This month’s selection features everything you need to make ten holiday cards with lined envelopes, five of two different designs.  These are perfect for creating quick cards your family and friends will love!

I always like to create at least one of the projects in the kit as instructed. The instructions are easy to follow and if you would like to watch a video on how to assemble your project you can go to PumpkinHowTo.com.  The kit has everything you need (pre-cut and pre-scored) including the Mistletoe & Holly photopolymer stamp set, a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Spot, 10 printed card bases (5 ea of 2 designs), 10 printed envelopes, 3 sheets of die-cuts, 5 die cut banners, 5 printed polka dot squares, 5 white squares, 5 die cut red rectangles, 100 pearls (50 red & 50 white), 8 yards linen thread, 2 sheets of dimensionals (2 sizes) and 200 adhesive dots.  Here are the two projects included with the Mistletoe & Holly kit.

While I love the projects each month I like to be a little creative and come up with variations of each card by tweaking the design or by adding different accessories and coordinating DSP or cardstock.  You would be surprised once you get started the ideas will just come flowing out.

For the card on the left I cut one of the red panels in half and adhered it to the card in a diamond shape.  Then I added the white and green dotted square on top. This time I used the NOEL stamp.

The card on the right adds a few strips of washi tape and I trimmed the edges off the white and red panels which I adhered to the card in an angeled design.

The card on the left was stamped using the greeting MERRY & BRIGHT directly on the card.  Then I used  Lots of Labels framelits to cut two panels one in Cherry Cobbler and one in Whisper White.  I added a bow using thick bakers twine in Cherry Cobbler.

For the last card I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut two ovals, one using the Merry Moments DSP Stack in the Cherry Cobbler with Crumb Cake Dots and the other in Whisper White.  I stamped the greeting in Cherry Cobbler and the holly stamp using Old Olive.  I then colored in the holly leaves with an Old Olive ink pad and AquaPainters.  For a little accent I coiled a piece of gold cording trim and put it behind the Whisper White panel and I added three red pearls from the kit for the holly berries.

If you are interested in this kit they just became available to order, but you need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (supplies are limited).  For more information on My Paper Pumpkin or to subscribe please click here.  Subscriptions are available on a month to month plan or you can prepay in one, three, six or twelve months.  The prepaid plan makes a perfect holiday gift for any crafter on your list!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving filled with the love of family and friends!

Happy Stampin!

til next time,


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